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Class Action Suit Alleges Pattern of Unpaid Overtime, Other Labor Violations at Douglas Emmett

Posted: March 6th, 2018

In July 2011, Antoinette Lindsay filed suit against Douglas Emmett Inc. In her lawsuit, Lindsay alleged that Douglas Emmett had a pattern of unlawful wage and hour violations against its employees. Following the Lindsay suit, one-time Douglas Emmett employees Manny Vinluan, Jeremy Wiss, Tomasa Rodriguez and J. Antonio Gonzalez filed similar cases in LA County court. Many of the cases were eventually rolled up into a class action lawsuit, which was eventually settled for a total of $400,000 and distributed among Douglas Emmett workers.

Tagged: Tenant Issues - Lawsuits

Local 501 Members March for Engineers

Posted: March 6th, 2018

Members of Operating Engineers Local 501 continue to exercise their First Amendment and Labor rights, rallying in support of Maintenance Engineers in Woodland Hills, California who are working under substandard conditions at Douglas Emmett. Additionally, numerous federal Unfair Labor Practice charges against Douglas Emmett concerning the company’s conduct at Woodland Hills are pending before the National Labor Relations Board.

Tagged: Tenant Issues - Health, Safety & Maintenance

DE Engineers in Santa Monica Vote YES For Representation and a Voice at the Workplace

Posted: February 15th, 2018

On Friday, February 9, Engineers at three Douglas Emmett buildings in Santa Monica, California voted unanimously to form a union with Operating Engineers, Local 501. The Engineers will begin negotiating a contract to secure better working conditions and also access to superior training facilities that will redound to the benefit of Douglas Emmett and its building tenants.

Tagged: Tenant Issues - Health, Safety & Maintenance

Douglas Emmett Execs Earned 200 Times More Than Rank-and-File Worker

Posted: February 9th, 2018

In April 2017, Douglas Emmett submitted its “Proxy” (14A) filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), announcing its annual shareholders meeting.
For publicly traded companies such as Douglas Emmett (NYSE: DEI), Proxy statements address issues that will be brought up for vote during the shareholders meeting, including the election of company directors. The statement must also disclose “executives’ and directors’ compensation, including salaries, bonuses, equity awards and any deferred compensation.”

Tagged: Tenant Issues - Executive Compensation

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